A brand new carpet feels soft, fluffy, and luxurious underfoot. It feels like you’re walking on air giving your feet a real treat. But, in high traffic areas over time, that silky feel diminishes with the constant flow of foot pressure.
The thing is, if you’re vigilant from the beginning, you can preserve that walking on clouds feeling much longer. And be reassured that if your carpet does need a little help to bring the spring back, there are ways to fluff fibers up again. Let’s take a look at how.
Use Protective Barriers
While you can’t stop people from walking on the carpet in high-traffic areas, what you can do is add a protective barrier in the form of rugs, runners, and mats.
They not only protect your carpet fibers but add a little warmth and style. Make sure you remove rugs regularly and vacuum underneath to agitate fibers. This prevents areas from staying continually flattened.
Using a powerful vacuum cleaner on flattened carpet fibers is the best way to bring them back to life. It also removes dirt and debris, which can end up permanently damaging the carpet. A vacuum with a motorized brush roll has an even better effect, pulling the fibers into a fuller position again.
Lay the Right Carpet
Choose the right carpet for your high traffic areas that is durable to wear and tear.
The best carpets for well-used areas include extremely durable nylon and a level loop pile which is hard wearing and crush resistant.
Another great option is sheared pile, which does a good job of concealing footprints.
Rotate Large Furniture Pieces
We are all guilty of arranging our furniture and just leaving it there forever! This weight on concentrated areas of the carpet puts extreme pressure on the fibers to the point of no return.
Consider swiping furniture pieces that are large often, or move each piece of furniture just a few inches left or to the right, to help relieve pressured areas.
Invest in Professional Carpet Cleaning
Next Level Carpet Care is the best way to clean and rejuvenate a carpet. It sanitizes the carpet fibers deep down, lifting up dirt, bacteria, and hidden nasties that vacuuming just doesn’t reach.
Call in Next Level Carpet Care cleaners for your high traffic areas every 6 – 12 months. Do you need help cleaning and restoring the high traffic areas of your carpet? Call That Carpet Guy for the best carpet cleaning in Oakley.